Senior Awards Night to be Held Virtually for 2020 Seniors


By Amanda Hasenbeck

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, senior awards night will be held virtually over a period of three days, May 12, 13, and 14. Even though the school year has not gone as planned, it’s still important to FHN faculty to recognize the graduating senior class for all their achievements.

It will be split into three nights. Each will consist of a video around 20 minutes long to recognize the various awards. The videos will be posted each night at 7:00 p.m. on the FHN Facebook and Seniors receiving awards will be notified in advance that they will receive an award, but the award itself will not be revealed.

“The first night will consist of recognizing all graduating seniors and their post high school plans, the 13th will be student awards… and the 14th will be for department award winners and local scholarships,” College and Career Counselor Brooke Prestidge said.

The planning for the evening was done by a team of FHN faculty, led by Prestidge as well as teacher Mandy Knight. They worked alongside school administrative assistants to organize student accolades, print certificates and put senior awards books together. This year, the emcee is going to be Associate Principal Kathryn Greer.

“This will be a great way to recognize all our seniors,” Greer said. “Since we cannot have a live event, if students and parents could watch to see how amazing our students are, it would be special.”

Many feel the senior awards night videos will allow the class of 2020 to be recognized even though they will not be able to attend the event live.

“It will be a great way to honor our and celebrate our seniors,” Prestidge said. “They are missing out on a big part of their senior year and we want them to know we are thinking of them, proud of them and excited for their future.”